Bridge Ten among restaurant closings

A handful of restaurants have closed recently in the region:

• Bridge Ten Brasserie, 20 S. 10th St., South Side, closed Saturday. This French restaurant opened in July 2012 next to the Holiday Inn Express.

"Regrettably 'succes commerciale' has proven elusive," owner Dave DeSimone wrote in a note on his website. "So after much soul searching, I made the tough decision to close Bridge Ten Brasserie effective with last Saturday's service."

Mr. DeSimone, a radio host for KQV (1410 AM) and a wine writer for more than 20 years, said that he is working on a new wine bar and restaurant project in Shadyside.

• Luma Restaurant, 8 Brilliant Ave., Aspinwall, has closed, although Luma of Mt. Lebanon, which opened in 2007, remains open at 186 Castle Shannon Road. The restaurants have been under different ownership; Greg Ackerman is the proprietor of the Mt. Lebanon location.

• The Colony Restaurant & Club Colony Lounge, 1928 Cochran Road, Scott, closed Saturday. When it opened in 1958, it was Pittsburgh's first steakhouse and the dining destination for the region's industry leaders. It closed in 2001 and then went through a couple of variations before its latest reincarnation.

• Bea's Taqueria, 2212 Carson St., South Side, has closed, having only been open since the fall. The space had previously been Taqueria Mexico City and Silvi's SouthSide Kitchen, both of which were short-lived.

Melissa McCart: 412-263-1198 or on Twitter @melissamccart.


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